Fitness Myth: Muscle weighs more than fat
Truth: 5lbs of muscle weighs the same as 5lbs of fat
Muscle = More dense than fat + takes up less space = looks better 🙂
I usually share my top secret weight loss secret with clients and campers and will share it here:
Pick up your scale.
Open your window.
Throw it out the window and hope it breaks.
So how do you set weight loss goals?
Know your body fat %. Focus on those numbers.
Our program uses the Jackson Pollock 3 Caliper Method, testing these 3 sites.
Women: 1) Tricep 2) Suprailiac (stomach) 3) Thigh
Men: 1) Chest 2) Abdominal 3)Thigh
For example, comparison on my own body fat % 4 months postpartum & again 8 months postpartum
JAN 2014 vs APRIL 2014
TRI: 10 9
SUP: 20 17
THI: 15 13
BF% 19 16.88
I did not lose a single pound according to the scale.
However, when using this site:
My actual lbs of body fat dropped from 23 to 20.
Meaning I replaced 3lbs of fat with 3lbs of muscle.
I am more than OK with not losing a single pound.